How to Insulate a Garage Door

If you are moving into a home that has a garage or if you are looking to upgrade your door, insulation is a fantastic step in the right direction. If you spend a lot of time in your garage or if your garage is attached to your home, then you understand the need to have…

What Can Far Infrared Water Filtration Systems Do For You?

With the ability to clean the water and enhance its structure, far infrared water filtration (FIR) has some consumers wondering if this may be the blessing in disguise they’ve been waiting for. With our body being made up of over 70% water, simply removing contaminants isn’t good enough anymore, considering the level of today’s knowledge…

Fibromyalgia Foods To Eat and To Avoid

So little is known about the disease, much less the proper foods to consume and what foods to avoid. Fibromyalgia is not generally considered as an "auto immune" disease but seems to be a condition of centralized pain reception sensitivity. Nerve endings are sensitive but over time the receptor sites in the brain become hyper…

Mortise and Tenon Joints

Mortise and tenon is one of the oldest and simplest joints around, but it is also one of the strongest. When tested against other joints by Wood Magazine, the mortise and tenon joint took two to three times more force to break than any other joint that they tested. It also took the award for…

Arc Flash Hazard and Workplace Safety

What is Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release of energy caused by an electrical short circuit between 2 energised conductors or an energised conductor and earth. The sudden discharge of electrical energy causes a brilliant explosion of light and sound. The temperatures inside a flash accident can reach 19,000 ° C (sun's…

How to Budget For Your New Timber Frame Home

One of the first things people think about before building a new timber frame home is “how much can I afford?” Many things affect the budget including site work, the design of your new home, the wood species you choose for the timber frame, choice of windows, and what materials you choose to finish your…

Contemporary Porches That Welcome

Many new homes these days are designed with the contemporary style. A contemporary styled porch is usually created using simple clean lines with a bit of sophistication thrown in the mix. Painted with neutral colors and textures, they often display splashes of color by using pillows and other decorative accents. The modern porches that are…

Soil Tips For a Vineyard

If you have an interest in growing grapes one thing you need to consider is the soil type in which you will be planting your vines. Perhaps the best thing you can do if you are serious about growing grapes is to call on the services of a professional to test the soil. When the…